5 exciting Huntsville road races happening this spring

Road race Huntsville
Getting in shape and supporting awesome nonprofits? Sounds like the perfect combo to me! (Free 2 Teach / Facebook)

Spring is just around the corner, and the weather is warming up just in time for Huntsville road races. If you’re looking to get in shape and benefit the community, there’s no better place to start than these 5 upcoming events.

Paper Chase 5k

Two women cross the finish line at Huntsville paper chase 5k
Invite a friend and support Huntsville public schools. (Free 2 Teach / Facebook)
  • What: The Paper Chase 5k raises funds for the Huntsville nonprofit Free 2 Teach—an organization that provides free supplies and resources to public school students and teachers. Unlike other road races, the Paper Chase 5k offers a virtual version of the race.
  • When: February 25, 8 AM-10 AM
  • Where: Downtown Huntsville, 109 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • How: Registration ends on February 22 at 5 PM, so register online now.

Glow Run 5k

Women running in 5k glow run in Huntsville
Get your glow on at this unique nighttime road race. (Downtown Rescue Mission)
  • What: The Glow Run 5k benefits Downtown Rescue Mission—a nonprofit that has provided food and lodging to men, women and children for over 50 years. The race will feature face painting, food trucks, giveaways and a live DJ.
  • When: March 25, 6 PM
  • Where: Cummings Research Park, Mark C Smith Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
  • How: Register online now.

Shamrock 5k

Double Helix Dash Road Race

People running in road race in Huntsville
Make sure to bring the kids along–they will love the 1-mile race. (Double Helix Dash / Facebook)
  • What: The Double Helix Dash helps fund HudsonAlpha’s childhood genetic disorder research. Along with the 5k, there will be a 1-mile race.
  • When: April 4, 5:30 PM
  • Where: HudsonAlpha’s McMillian Park, 601 Genome Way Northwest, Huntsville, AL 35806
  • How: Register online now.

Cookie Dash 5k and Fun Run

People running road race in Huntsville
There’s nothing like having 1,000+ cookies waiting for you at the end of the race. (Cookie Dash 5k and Fun Run / Facebook)
  • What: This road race takes place on a USATF certified flat, fast course, so it’s perfect for setting PRs and State Age Records. Plus, at the end of the raise, you can help yourself to 1,000+ cookies!
  • When: April 15, 12 PM
  • Where: Hampton Cove Middle School, 261-B Old Hwy 431, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
  • How: Register online now.

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Lacey Spear
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